March Monthly Meeting
Our March Meeting will take place on Friday March 1st! Join us at 7:30 a.m. at the Watershed Center to learn about the historic Gasconade Mills.
James M. Guldin, Ph.D., will present on the Gasconade Mills: A Historical Retrospective on the first commercial harvests of shortleaf pine in Missouri.
Mr. Guldin is a retired USDA Forest Service research scientist in forest ecology and silviculture. His expertise is in the ecology and management of southern pines and in the active management of southern pine, and pine-hardwood stands to restore open fire-dependent ecosystems. In retired life, Jim serves on the Board of Directors of the L-A-D Foundation, the Lovett Pinetum in Strafford, and works under several part-time contracts with the USDA Forest Service to provide forestry education for agency personnel. Jim’s hobbies include woodworking, wet-wade and kayak fishing for smallmouth bass, and trying not to crash his drone in the woods.
Following Mr. Guldin’s presentation, the Department of Natural Resources will give a quarterly update, and meeting attendees are encouraged to share brief updates.
This meeting will be at the Watershed Center, 2400 E Valley Water Mill Road, Springfield, MO 65803.